The Kitchn’s ‘Perfect Pumpkin Muffins’

Was I skeptical to try a recipe called “How to Make the Perfect Pumpkin Muffins”? Yes. Do I regret ever doubting it? Yes. This pumpkin muffin recipe from Kitchn is so incredible I had to share it with all of you. It’s one of those seasonal recipes that you have to store in a safe place so you can use it for many years to come.

One batch makes about 12 standard size muffins- or in my house, 6 (haha).
pumpkin muffins


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
6 T unsalted butter
1 1/3 cups light brown sugar
2 large eggs 1 1/3 cups pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Then, either grease or line a 12-cup muffin pan.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a standing mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add eggs one at a time to cream mixture. Then add pumpkin puree and vanilla extract.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients just until it is combined.
  6. Fill muffin cups with batter until they are 3/4 cup full. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds sparingly on top of batter.
  7. Bake muffins for about 18-20 minutes, or until a tester comes out with few crumbs. Then cool pumpkin muffins.
  8. Eat muffins and be in so much awe that you text all your friends the recipe.

Enjoy your perfect pumpkin muffins!

Author: Stephanie Voytek, RDN

Have a healthy and happy relationship with food by cooking with That Certain Touch.

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